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it working several big stories. a police officer accused of shooting a man who refused his sexual advances, and then trying to cover it up. the new details emerging in the case. >>> rush hour once again turning into happy hour on the rails. fox 5 investigates new complaints about the so-called party train. >>> we're going to begin tonight with major new plans to curb crime in a hopping dc night life area. thanks for joining us, everyone. i'm brian bolter? i'm shawn yancy. operations adams morgan kicked off with more officers patrolling clubs and restaurants. >> police are cracking down even harder. some business owners worry it could drive customers away. matt ackland is live tonight, matt. >> reporter: big plans under way, and the one probably getting the most attention is starting friday night at 10:00 p.m. police plan to remove all of the cars here. they are restricting parking, and the people that continue to park here will actually be towed away, given a $50 ticket. also, police are getting some help from dpw and the fire marshal. the fire marshal will come in and inspect some of the
by the congressional budget office. and when it comes to reid's plan, it was off by $500 billion the big difference was that it did deliver on 2 is $.2 trillion in sages over a span of 10 years and -- and they argued that each other's plan had no chance of passing and they claimed theirs is the only proposal to end up ending crisis. >> economists, market analysts and agencies said the world economy can't bear this kind of uncertainty any longer. and they set a short-term as long as of an umpending default that results in the loss of our aaa rating that kept interest rates low in this country and saved consumers money for more than 70 years. >> if i could get more, i would get more and at this hour n my opinion, there is no ability to get more and the plan on the table is the best opportunity we have to hold the president's feet to the fire. >> and the plan would lift the debt ceiling until early next year. senator reid said his plan would not only cut government spending like speaker baehner's but lift it until the end of 2012 fick. and the president -- 2012. the president would not sign a short-te
in the rear-view mirror and here's this big tree that had fallen down behind him. >> reporter: in so many cases, seconds or even feet made all the difference. the winds are estimated between 60 and 70 miles per hour during that storm in arlington, and what's made it difficult for the power crews is that they had 14 utility poles that had to be repaired or replaced. in addition, they are working in 70 different locations to try and restore power. while it's been difficult for the people here to be without electricity, a lot of them say, look, when you see the tornado damage in a place like joplin, missouri, this is nothing. in arlington, sherri ly, fox 5 news. >>> we're following a developing story in montgomery county, maryland tonight. police are investigating a near drowning in german town. a man was playing with a remote controlled boat in gunner's lake around 7:00 p.m. the boat stalled and the man went into the water to get the boat but couldn't make it back to shore and went under. he's in the hospital in serious condition. >>> the fate of casey anthony is now in the hands of the jur
're planning to head to the national mall for the big show, there are a few things you need to know. how you can get there, what you can bring and what you shouldn't try to brig. will thomas is live on the mall with the latest. >> reporter: the crowds are starting to build. if coming down, my recommendation, go for it. there is not a bad view on the national mall of the fireworks, but i can show you the best view. let's roll the videotape. that is the base of the washington monument facing the lincoln memorial. the fireworks are set off near the reflecting pool which happens to be under construction. let me remind you what you can't bring in past the security perimeter. no alcohol, nothing that would be considered a weapon like knives, i think the rest is obvious. and they're also asking that you don't bring tents, although i am seeing some erected here. we're not sure if they're going to let them stay up through the fireworks and this is that sample of the folks who came early to review the fireworks beginning at 9:10 tonight j. we're hearing about the fireworks on the mall and thought it w
news. >>> and back to our other big story tonight, the punishing heat that continues to grip our region. here we are after 10:00 tonight live in d.c. and it's 90 degrees outside, feels like 99 degrees, but it's a bit cooler than it was this afternoon. get this. dulles registered the hottest temperature ever on record today, 105 degrees and in the district at times it felt like 120 degrees. sue palka with us now. is it ever going to stop? >> it's hard to almost put into words what we've been through and what i'm noticing is people that have lived in d.c. all their lives, we don't remember anything like this, widespread heat indexes of 115 to 120. the 120 we hit in d.c. which is what it feels like, that combination of heat and humidity, we don't it really keep records on that, but one of the guys at the weather service did a calculation and says you have to go back to july 16th, 1980, to find a day more humid than today. so if it feels like it's been decades, folks, it has. we hope it will be decades before we do it again, shawn. we had a few cooling thunderstorm earlier today and that he
to 115 degrees, so we want you to be getting ready for that as that very big heat gets in here really thursday to sunday. one last thing i have to mention, we did cook up a few big storms today and if you're still seeing lightning i want you to see that's coming from the northern neck as we look at radar. the lightning has been unbelievable down there and a persistent storm. it's slowly sinking to the south. the lightning is 60 miles away or so and they go 40,000 feet into the air. when the core of this big heat gets here, and again it's hot already. we'll let you know how high the temperatures will go with the full forecast. >> i can't imagine it getting worse. that's the scary thing about this. >> i know, and the number of days in a row and the fact the nights are close to 80 degrees is not good. >> you have the right today. i wish i didn't have the jacket on. >> tomorrow will be a new day. >>> speaking of the heat, the heat wave heading our way has already proved deadly in other parts of the country tonight. the national weather service says the hot weather is to blame for 13 death
yesterday. but -- and we're still finding quite a lot of heat. atlanta 97, dallas 103. this has been a big story. the heat has really been so intense over about half the country. it's going to stay hot in the south and in the midwest as well, but the northern tier will get a break and we'll feel some of that as well. look at temperatures right now, 68 degrees. we've dropped to in gaithersburg, 67 dc, stephensville, 77 on the eastern shore and 74 degrees coming in at dulles. we are going to see some pretty nice air overnight for most of us. if you live south of dc, it may take just a little bit longer. tonight, we're watching the last of the moisture moving away, a little ground clutter showing up there. the main activity to the south, heavy rain and gusty winds through dc. but some of the northern suburbs didn't see what most of us saw. lots of warnings and flash flood concerns today but now the less humid air is what we're focusing on. it'll continue moving on during the overnight hours and the less humid air will be here in the morning. high pressure will build in. we'll have a bit of a
and that branch, you know, fell from a good distance. and it's as big as some trees and there is a good-sized brang that fell down -- branch that fell down on the folks. there was no warning or noise. and it fell without warning and no one was trapped. thank you very much. >>> real quickly, we told by a person with d.c. parks that came by that they believe the tree was prettyo, about 75 years old -- pretty old, about 75 years ole. they don't know what caused the limbs to fall, but the city has langed an investigation to figure out exactly how this happened. it looks like a terrible accident at this point. we'll keep you updated on all of the individuals that were injured here. back to you. >> all right, thank you. >>> the british phone hacking scandal took center stage in front of parliament. lawmakers grilled rupert murdoch and the top executives over allegations that news of the world reporters hacked into personal phone messages. also, a heckler attacked murdock in the middle of the testimony. amy kellogg has more. >> reporter: rupert murdoch and his son james under intense scrutiny
where he would finish the first round. thomas bjorn not one of the big names and led after three rounds of the 2003 british open. a fantastic start. the approach on 16 is a beauty. bjorn is a 5-under 65 and shares the lead with this man, 20 year old amateur todd lewis who posted the lowest round ever by an amateur at the british open on 17 and he would drain the long birdie putt. lewis cards a 5-under 65, the first amateur to leave after a round at a majorrence is 1976. >>> the nationals begin tomorrow night and since 2005, they do it with at least a 500 record. and the big question, will jason weather bust out and -- jayson werth bust out and has 231 rbis and 326 at-bats. the manager davieionson believes the 32-year-old will make a comeback and thinks this break will do him some good. >> and i am not worried about jayson. he's going to be fine second half. other guys are stating up and, you know, i think everyone could use it all eyes on the forward codie eakon and he played in two preseason games before returning to the juniors this past year. he played in the world championship and t
things and that is not a big deal. you try to be better and live out your faith. >> reporter: with the 10th anniversary of the murderous 9/11 attacks approaching, two groups are trying to convince americans to spend all or part of september 11th volunteering for charities or service organizations. >> let's make the lives of others better on this day each year. it's that simple and powerful. >> reporter: ray mand patagonod arlene would have strong i ep-- strongly endorsed a day of service as remember brans. >> she would love it. very, very remember. yes. and -- the attitude was to help people. >> reporter: organizers hope millions of americans remember the anniversary of 9/11 with a day of service. in washington, john henrehan, fox 5 news. >> and what a wonderful way to remember them. >> yes. we'll be right back.  >> a phenomenon of facebook continues to grow. more than 600 million people around the world use the social networking site, many like my husband, can't live without it and that is so addicting, they can't quit. >> reporter: in the world of facebook. >> it's instant 18
out of service can be down right scary. >> i feel like if you trip it would be just like a big tumble, you just keep falling down. it's like what are we supposed to -- you know, if i break some bones what's going to happen then. is somebody going to pay me? >> reporter: metro says one of the three escalators here was already under repair and when the up escalator broke down they tried to switch the down to up and it too failed. >> it's terrible. it's hot. you're confused, you going to fall. it don't make sense. >> reporter: that wasn't the only issue here. >> the elevator is now out of service which, you know, leaves you in an impossible situation. >> reporter: especially if like william malone, you move kind of slow. >> well, i think i'm holding up people behind me. got a lot of hurried commuters behind you. >> reporter: and for awhile here at bethesda. >> people are going up and down on the same escalator. >> reporter: not an ideal predicament on any day. happy to report right now, both the up and down escalators are working now here at bethesda. metro says with this extreme heat, m
that and if that is going to be a problem for and you you have big plans on side. why wouldn't you, after all and to come back early and often. just so you know, they haven't made a big deal out of this, but there is an area around southern florida into the southern part of the gulf of mexico i don't think that is going to abe problem for us. that could be one of the things we have to watch for the next too days and some clouds out there. an isolated thunderstorm is possible at 7:00 and not probable. 86 degrees, muggy tonight at 9:00 and muggate 11:00. and i should -- muggy at 11:00. i should tell you, too, at any time this evening, we could have a pop-up storm or shower here and there and that is not probable but could happen, the winds out of the south- southwest at about 5 to 10 miles per hour. one think this we will see the next few days, starting really tomorrow and tomorrow afternoon and evening, the rain chances will increase. we'll have storms tomorrow, showers, too, and as we go through friday now, it looks like we're going have rain and some clouds. this is the temperature trend. for tomorrow,
to fox 5 this fall and is checking in with us tonight to give us a preview of the big show and advice how to keep with the dangerous heat. welcome to the d.c. region, dr. oz. >> and thank you very much, shawn. >> you know, part of the nation right now is -- and hovering 100 with staying hydrated, what are history sway -- some of the ways to protect organizations? a lot of folks think it's about drinking water. that is not the case. you need the electrorights and chemistry, you're losing sweat. eat moist foods, papaias, water hi -- papaias, watermelons, milk and juice products are great. don't drink teas and coffee. they trick your body into urinating out fluid need. you don't want the chicago in your system. that will raise your body temperature. >> what about sports drinks? >> a lot of them have caffeine, or caffeine-like stuff in them. you don't want to trick your body. trying to keep up with the temperature. what happened is the natural enzymes, or processes that keep our cells alive, this magical thing called life stop working and they become inefficient. folks with who will have a ho
-- since we spoke at 10:00. it's 91 now, not a good sign. the big headline is we do this again tomorrow. check out our high temperatures today, 102 at national. that was within 1 degree of the record. we shattered that record at dulles, an all time high for dulles, 106 at bwi with 107 at the inner harbor of baltimore. we do want to warn you saturday is also going to be really hot. it might not get to 102, but we'll probably get to 100 or 101 degrees and it's all about that humidity as you know. check out the heatwave. we've still got the heat dome on top of us centered across the east coast even as far north as maine there were triple digit temperatures today. tomorrow we'll be right back inside the heat dome and we want you to be ready for not only the triple digit heat, but the fact it will feel like it's about 115 degrees. today we actually had a heat index of 120. that's the most humid day we've had since july 16th, 1980. check out temperatures. at 11:00 we're at 91 in the city, almost everyone else in the 80s. that's the only place at 91. that's typical of the city to stay hotter,
see we're, first of all, a big difference when you walk into the >> it is. and we have some fans that cooled the hot air and pushed the air through and we have a lot of moving air that keeps it cooler and with the breeze going and pulls the one of the of the heat out. >> and you were telling us that the pandas, we don't see much of them. >> and they're inside where they love it or some cooling and heat rocks and where they can hag out and it'sarying and stay in the rock and where they come down and there are places where they can get cool and animals are protected. >> and we have the air quality. the animals are probably the best protected assets we have here and we're worried about the staff and&visitors. >> visitors will come down and i know you have a big celebration on sunday. can you tell us that? >> sure. >> between 11-2 and we have a lot of vendors coming out and some giveaways and animal demos, john and the animals out and you can come and have a great time. >> and that great to know, bob, and that is fun down here and feels better. >> and thank you very much. >>> pepco s
, but it has a big footprint. it's touching those counties in some places. we have more storms back out to the west. this will go until 5:30. frederick, virginia. warren county and those under the severe thunderstorm warning until 5:30. this was a storm i was just showing you on max hd radar. as we zoom in a little bit. this is to the northwest of the beltway in great falls right along the river there. you can see getting a healthy dose and this is drifting toward mcarthur boulevard. we can see the street level view. we take you back out 66 because between winchester and front royal, is this a severe thunderstorm, too. the drift on this storm has been basically to the west and it's not moving very quickly and as we use the radar to look at these, that storm is getting a pretty healthy updraft. the other storm is a very strong updraft as well. all these storms about equally as strong. the possibility of hail and very high, gusty winds approaching 50 to 60 miles per hour. but most importantly, it looks like they are trying to bring some cooling relief. we'll send it back out to shawn and
to getting football back. that's what we want. we want to get started with football. >> it's not a big deal if we miss two or three days of training camp. it's not a big deal if it pushes into a week. the big deal is we get it right, that we don't have to worry about this for an extended period of time. i can't in any way, shape or form see us missing football. >> and this from former redskin current pittsburgh steeler ryan clark on twitter tonight. the owners want you to believe that they have been extremely fair everywhere and this is their olive branch to finalize it. media, mind games. >>> nfl canceled its hall of fame game between st. louis and chicago scheduled for august 7th in canton, ohio. the hall of fame induction ceremonies will still take place august 6th and former skins linebacker chris hamburger will be enshrined. >>> rennae stubbs and the kastles with the chance to go 4- 0 in regular season hosting the philadelphia freedom. first up mixed doubles, the kastles, pays and stubbs in the far side and they get the first point. in men's doubles pays finishes it strong and take th
everybody going across the bay bridge right now. it's nice along the shore as well. big heat. this has been building the last couple of days. let's look to st. louis, because i like the look back at st. louis. this is probably where we're going to be tomorrow. 90 degrees for a high temperature. i think they maxed out at 90 for a high today, but always good in this type of situation. look to st. louis. it's usual usually pretty indicative of what we're going to have the next day. wichita, 103, hope we have nothing like that. a little cooler in the central plains there. there's a little cooler air mass that's going to try to make a run for us. what about jowl the fourth around here? >> what we can expect this weekend. we know it's going to get hotter. that's been the trend. much more humidity coming in sunday, sot so much tomorrow, but sunday you'll feel it muggy out there. and with the front coming down on sunday, storms likely all across the area. we need the rain, though, and looks like that will be later on into the afternoon and into the evening. we still think there's a possibility for
or something, and when i looked outside, i saw trees everywhere. >> reporter: big trees. trees that tore down power, telephone and cable lines. so many trees that 44 hours after the storm, some streets were still completely blocked. that slowed down power crews from dominion virginia. it wasn't just trees that were damaged. windows, cars and buildings were smashed by the falling trees. jay williams was in his upstairs bathroom when his wife called everyone to the basement. he would have been crushed by the falling tree had he not moved instantly. >> it went all the way through our master bath where i was. >> right where he was standing two seconds before. >> and when it hit the house, my son i was carrying, we were on the stairs running down to the basement. >> reporter: there is significant damage in three floors of the williams' house, but they feel lucky no one was injured. it may take five months for the home to be repaired. but at least everyone is alive, and arlington officials say no one was injured either because of the sunday storm. in arlington, john henrehan, fox 5 news. >>> a fox
in minneapolis at 4:00. here comes the big heat dome and now that excessive heat watch issued for yesterday is a warning which means we are expecting triple digit heat and hit heat indices likely ranging from 105 to 110 degrees tomorrow. want you to see the current heat index, ridiculous. it is feeling very close to the triple digits across the region. the heat index, how it feels to your body when you combine temperature and humidity, still feels like 97 in the district. that's what you have to get ready for. overnight we stay incredibly humid and our overnight temperatures really only bottom out at about 78 degrees. so the worst of it now we think rolls into town tomorrow and friday. unfortunately we can't really ditch it saturday. so that excessive heat warning that goes into effect tomorrow afternoon at noon until 8:00 is also in effect for friday. >> this dome is just hanging right over us. >> here come the dome. all we can do is prepare ourselves and make sure we take very good care. put yourself in intensive care tomorrow and check on the elderly and children as well. >> thank you. w
and i was going to look outside. when i looked outside, i saw it, trees everywhere. >> reporter: big trees. trees that tore down power, telephone and cable lines. so many trees that 44 hours after the storm, some streets were so completely blocked and that slowed down power crews from dominion, virginia. it was not just trees damaged, windows, cars, and buildings were smashed by the falling trees and jay williams was in the upstairs bathroom when his wife called everyone to the basement. he would have been crushed by the falling tree had he not moved instantly yo and that went through where i was. >> where he was standing. >> a few secs before. >> and when -- the house, we were -- my son, we were carrying him and was on the stairs running down the basement. >> reporter: there is significant damage in three floors of the williams' house, but they feel lucky no one was injured yet may take five months for them, but they alive and there were no injuries either. at the peak, 11,000 homes were without power in this neighborhood and it's less than a thousand homes without power and domini
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